More on Ethnic Groups

Memories of the March: 10 voices recall 1963 March on Washington

WASHINGTON — Religion News Service asked participants in the 1963 March on Washington to reflect on their lasting memories of … Continued

Buddhist monk blames Muslims for Myanmar bombing

Ashin Wirathu’s portrait appeared on the July 1 cover of Time magazine’s Asia edition, above the headline, “The Face of … Continued

Deal promises new life for abandoned Catholic shrine

WATERBURY, Conn. — The Garden of Gethsemane is gone. The Via Dolorosa, now overgrown with brush, is impassable. A statue … Continued

Mr. Sein goes to Washington: A call for lasting reforms in Myanmar

President Obama shakes hands with Myanmar’s President Thein Sein in the Oval Office May 20, 2013. (AP PHOTO JACQUELYN MARTIN) … Continued

Boy Scouts need to end the gay ban, now!

(Eric Gay/AP) As the mother of two former Boy Scouts, as the daughter of a former Cub Scout Den Mother … Continued

Russia’s Chechnya: A breeding ground for terror

MOSCOW — Chechnya, the Russian republic believed to be connected to the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, has been the … Continued

Cohabitation is lasting longer, becoming more common

Unmarried couples who live together are staying together longer than in the past — and more of them are having … Continued

Is religious sectarianism Iraq’s fatal flaw?

Ten years after the U.S. war in Iraq, one will be hard pressed to find any positive evaluation of the … Continued

Romney, Obama and the elephants in the room

A previous version of the blog entry misspelled author Vishal Mangalwadi’s and Rabbi Daniel Sperber’s name. I could see Anwar … Continued

NYPD’s Muslim surveillance extended well beyond New York

NEWARK, N.J. — The report was stamped top secret. Inside was a confidential dossier compiled by the New York Police … Continued